Lawrence J. Ackerman

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This report describes differences in motoric and instrumental activity of daily living skills (MADLs and IADLs) between 1,442 people with autism and 24,048 people with mental retardation, using data from an adaptive behavior measure. Comparisons were made using groups defined by age (5-12, 13-21, and 21-35 years) and intellectual level. Diagnoses of record(More)
Congestive heart failure is a chronic, debilitating illness, with increasing prevalence in the elderly. It is one of the most common causes for hospital admission, and associated treatment costs are estimated at $20.2 billion. Despite improved survival with medical therapy, beneficial effects on quality of life have not been consistently reported. In(More)
Considerable controversy surrounds the continued use of restrictive behavioral procedures in the treatment of destructive behaviors, such as self-injury, aggression, and property damage, displayed by some people with mental retardation. This study reports on the extent that pharmacological and behavioral consequences occur in response to these behaviors(More)
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